Tabloid newspaper, 20pp. Ed. John Lloyd. Roger Law, then a cartoonist at The Sunday Times, later found fame with Spitting Image, the satirical TV puppet show he co-created with Peter Fluck (it was produced by John Lloyd, who edited this issue). Also: "The Writer" by William Burroughs (Maynard & Miles's bibliography incorrectly attributes it to Ink #19); John Peel's music column; a drawing by Ron Sandford; Festival of Light rally clash with Gay rights and other protestors (centrespread feature); Steve Dwoskin; Michael Moorcock; Stuart Brisley; more. Very Good (unfolded). More about "Future Comics" front page, INK - The Other Newspaper #18 (London: Ink Publishers Ltd.,...
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First (and only) printing. An early comic book collaboration between writer Tom Veitch and artist Greg Irons. Veitch's "The Luis Armed Story", first published in Germany in 1965, is briefly excerpted inside the back cover. Slight wear to top and lower right corners of front cover, o/w Very Good plus. More about LIGHT (Berkeley, CA: The Print Mint, 1971
Tabloid newspaper format, 32pp. London was a member of the Air Pirates collective (item #3), and, as a long-term fan of E.C. Segar and his comic creation, later drew the daily Popeye newspaper strip. He was fired by King Features in 1992 for a story alluding to abortion in which the character Sea Hag uttered the words "Drat! There goes Roe v. Wade" after Olive Oyl wanted to return a baby robot she didn't remember ordering from the Home Shopping Network. This issue of The Seed features Olive Oyl on the front cover with her fist raised in... More about Cover art featuring Popeye and Olive Oyl, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #6 (June 1970
First (and only) printing. Lge. 4to. A portfolio of Rick Griffin's illustrations from 1970 to 1972, following his adoption of Christianity, including work created for concert posters and album covers, and reproducing his poster for John Severson's surfing film, "Pacific Vibrations", on the back cover (Severson was the founder of Surfer magazine). Minor wear along spine, o/w Near Fine. More about MAN FROM UTOPIA (SF: San Francisco Comic Book Co., 1972
Ed. Joe B. Stewart. 4to. Pink wrappers, with green plastic spine clip, 56pp. Illustrated. Wrappers slightly rubbed and lightly discoloured, o/w Very Good plus. A rarely-seen mimeo magazine, featuring a very early, 19-panel contribution by Art Spiegelman from 1967 entitled "A Flash of Insight, A Cloud of Dust and a Hearty Hi-Yo Silver." Other contributions include poetry and drawings by Jim Fuhrman, Zoltan Farkas, Suzen Snyder, and others. Spiegelman began by selling his self-published comics on street corners while attending Harpur College, NY, in 1966, and some of his early work appeared in The East Village... More about MINDFUCKE: The Magazine of Mental Intercourse #4 (Washington, DC: War Babies Unlimited, Fall 1968
Ed. Joe B. Stewart. 4to. Yellow wrappers titled in red ink, with green plastic spine clip, 63pp. Printed offset-litho. Illustrated. Front and rear cover artwork, inside and out, by Robert Crumb, plus 11 pages from his New York Sketchbook. A few signs of minor wear; overall, Near Fine. Also features three early illustrations by Art Spiegelman. Other contributors include Harold Clayton; Hank Leland; Suzen Snyder; Allen Appel; Linda Sacks; Jim Fuhrman; and others. A very scarce issue of this literary quarterly, notable for featuring Robert Crumb prominently only a year or so after the first appearance of Zap Comix. More about MINDFUCKE: The Magazine of Mental Intercourse #5 (Washington, DC: War Babies Unlimited, Spring 1969
Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2005. First edition. Lge. 4to. 144pp. Preface by Milton Glaser. Introduction by Steven Heller. Postscript by the artist, with his SIGNED business card laid in. Full-page colour plates. A lavish visual survey of the full-range of Moscoso's work, from his groundbreaking psychedelic posters using intentionally illegible typefaces, through to his work for Zap Comix and his own comic books. Near Fine in dw. More about Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions
First printing (no company logo on the front cover, and copyright information on the inside front cover with no © symbol). Written, drawn and produced by Robert Crumb in April 1969, and introducing the fearsome Lenore Goldberg and her Girl Commandos. Slight staining to front cover, Good overall. More about MOTOR CITY COMICS #1 (SF: Rip-Off Press, 1969
Sixth printing. Crumb's aphorism-spouting guru, a mash-up of Maharishi-type mystic with earlier American cartoon characters such as Gene Ahern's 'The Little Hitchhiker' and E.C. Segar's 'Dr. O.G. Wotasnozzle'. The name derived from Crumb hearing the radio DJ David Rubenstein jokingly refer to himself as 'Mr. Natural'. Near Fine. More about MR. NATURAL #1 (SF: Apex Novelties, 1970
A complete set of the British underground comic produced by IT staff members Mick Farren, Paul Lewis, Ed Barker and Joy Farren, reprinting American strips by Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Greg Irons, S. Clay Wilson and Spain Rodriguez, and providing wider exposure for the work of Ed Barker and Chris Welch. Together with: The Trials of Nasty Tales (1973), published by H. Bunch Associates with the editors of Nasty Tales. Nasty Tales' first issue reproduced Robert Crumb's centrespread drawing from his own comic, Snatch #1 ("Grand Opening of the Great Intercontinental Fuck-in and Orgy Riot"), and was busted... More about NASTY TALES #1-7 (London: Bloom Publications: April 1971-Winter 1972) - all published
Tabloid newspaper, 24pp. Ed. Roger Hutchinson. Also: Vaughn Bodé; Miles on the "middle class white kids [in America who] turn towards the metaphysical" (Baba Ram Dass et al); review of Warhol's 'Trash"; more. Old central horizontal fold; slight spine wear; o/w Very Good plus. More about "The Nasty Tales Trial: A Fable of Vice and Virtue" by Roger Hutchinson, a 4pp....
First printing (of four). Frank Stack, who worked under the name of Foolbert Sturgeon to avoid persecution for his work while living in the Bible Belt, published "The Adventures of Jesus" in 1962, considered by many to be the first underground comic. "The New Adventures of Jesus" was the first of a trilogy published by the Rip Off Press between 1969 and 1972 (items #92 and #93). Covers rubbed and slightly creased; overall, Good. More about THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JESUS (SF: Rip Off Press, 1969
First printing (.50c cover price). Notable for Robert Crumb killing off Fritz the Cat after his disappointment with the film. Also features "Confessions of R. Crumb", and an early contribution from Harvey Pekar on the back cover. Slightly soiling to back cover, o/w Very Good. More about THE PEOPLE'S COMICS (SF: The Golden Gate Publishing Co., 1972
Contains "The International Comix Conspiracy" (10pp.), a lengthy article by Jacob Brackman on the underground comix artists, including work reproduced in colour and b/w by Skip Williamson, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Crumb, Victor Moscoso, and Rick Griffin. Also: "Little Memoirs: Three Tales" by Richard Brautigan; an interview with Robert Graves (8pp.); original cut-out multiple by Ernest Trova. Very Good. More about PLAYBOY Volume 17, #12 (Chicago, IL: December 1970
Sudbury, Mass.: Water Row Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo. Wrps., 200pp. + bibliography. Illustrated. Fine. SIGNED by the author in silver ink on the front cover, and boldly inscribed by him in black ink on three edges to S. Clay Wilson - "For S. Clay Wilson and the Checkered Demon May They Always Flourish" - and again on the half-title page: "This copy for S. Clay Wilson Like the Bo'Weevil jus' lookin' for a home. Charles Plymell". An added speech bubble in gold ink on the front cover reads "Hey Brother Kaw", probably a reference to the... More about Hand on the Doorknob: A Charles Plymell Reader
Princeton, WI: Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1978. Printed offset in colour. 61x42cm. The image is derived from a concept by Steve Garris and depicts a laid-back, hookah-smoking camel in a female harem. The original comic featured work by Trina Robbins, Mark Beyer, Sharon Kahn Rudahl, Joe Coleman, and Lee Marrs, among others. Near Fine. More about Original poster reproducing the front cover from Dope Comix #2
Sex and dope strips from Antonio Ghura (his follow-up to Truly Amazing Love Stories, item #152), featuring appearances from, among others, Jonnie Goodvibes, Oliver Jones and his weird penis, and Sue & Skaggs, 'An Extremely Loveable Hippie Couple'. Slight crimping along spine, o/w Very Good plus. More about RAW PURPLE - 'Marijuana Madness' (Np.: Beyond The Edge Publishing Co. Ltd., 1977
Newsprint, 32pp. Ed. Paul Krassner. Contains the first appearance of the notoriously licentious Disney-orgy centrespread by Wallace Wood, published by Krassner shortly after Walt Disney's death. It features Minnie and Goofy hard at it, while Mickey shoots up, Tinkerbell strips off, and the seven dwarves reach inside Snow White's dress. Numerous other lewd vignettes complete the picture, incorporating 64 happy Disney characters. This issue also includes the famous Realist parody, "The Parts That Were Left Out of the Kennedy Book" (satirising the suit brought by Jackie and Bobby against William Manchester's book, "The Death of a.... More about THE REALIST #74 (NY: May 1967
4to. Each 64pp. (+ 20pp. insert in first issue). Illustrated throughout, some pages in colour. A short-lived bi-monthly, conceived, edited and published by J. David Moriaty, and notable for bringing together a combination of underground writers, artists and photographers. Features work by its art editor, Dave Sheridan, along with comix artists Joel Beck; Jim Franklin (incl. cover of #3); Jack Jackson; Monjett Graham; Victor Moscoso (incl. cover of #2); Fred Schrier ("Uncle Sam Tales LSD" insert); S. Clay Wilson (including an 8pp. interview in #3); Gilbert Shelton; Gary Frutkoff; Phil Romero; Frank Stack; Tullio DeSantis; Jim Cherry; Pat... More about THE RIP OFF REVIEW OF WESTERN CULTURE #1-3 (SF: Rip Off Press, June-November, 1972) - all published
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2002. First edition. Lge.4to. Grey cloth. 292pp. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b/w, including many never-before-seen drawings by all of the underground cartoonists and exclusive photographs. A comprehensive account of the underground comix movement and the artists who reflected the anti-war and anti-establishment spirit of the times. The author spent over thirty years researching the book and received the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist who worked throughout this period, among then Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, and many more. Near Fine in dw. More about Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, 1963-1975
Laren NH, Holland: Paranoia, 1974. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 78pp. Rosenkranz's first book, originally entitled "Komix Kountermedia", a chronicle of the underground comix movement based on interviews with many of the artists. Illustrated throughout, including photographs of most of the participants. Small bump to base of spine, o/w Very Good. More about Artsy Fartsy Funnies
Los Angeles: Capitol, nd. (1965). Original mono LP record (T2010). Front cover art by Ed Roth. Capitol Records' attempt to cash in on hot rod mania - "Hot Rod Hootenanny... is simply hot rod songs sung and played hootenanny style... some funny, some straight, all rockin' and swingin' ". Ed Roth ('Mr.Gasser') and Gary Usher's band (The Weirdos) were made up of Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew, who included Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, Billy Strange, Jimmy Bond, Tommy Tedesco, Carol Kaye, Barney Kessel, Jerry Cole, and others. Car Craft's editor Dick Day helped write the lyrics with... More about HOT ROD HOOTENANNY Featuring The Weirdos and the Voice of Mr. Gasser
NY: Pharos Books, 1992. First edition. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 180pp. Illustrated throughout with photos, cartoons, ephemera, etc. Short tear to crown of spine, o/w Near Fine (lacks colour poster). More about Confessions of a Rat Fink: The Life and Times of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth
SF: Last Gasp, 2003. First edition. Oblong 4to. Illustrated boards. 220pp. Preface by Ilene Roth. Afterword by Robert Williams. Lavishly illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. A complete retrospective survey of Roth's pioneering work in hot rod culture. Minor edge-wear, o/w Fine. Scarce in hardcover. More about Rat Fink: The Art of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth
Hove, East Sussex: Slab-O-Concrete, nd. (2001). First edition. Sq. 4to. Wrps., 110pp. Includes 120+ illustrations in colour and b/w. The book takes its title from Art Spiegelman's comment on the comic book's subcultural status, and documents twenty-five years of fringe publishing, from the psychedelic underground to internet publishing. Publications covered include Sniffin' Glue, Buffy zines and Ghost World, as well as the 'Konvention of Alternative Komix'. Includes essays by Fantagraphics founder Gary Groth; David Kendall; Miriam Rivett (on electronic publishing); Steven Heller (on the mainstream assimilation of underground techniques); and the editors, along with interviews with... More about Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics from 1976 to Now
Ed. Jeff Shero. Tabloid newspaper format. Also: half-page Schenkman strip on page 9; W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy From Hell) statement against Bridal Fairs and an announcement of their own anti-fashion guerrilla shows; article on Ramparts magazine folding; opening of the Alternate U, a new free school; more. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Very Good plus. More about Front cover, RAT Subterranean News #28 (NY: R.A.T. Publication, Inc., 7th February, 1969
London, England/Auburn, CA: Knockabout Comics/Rip Off Press Inc., 2001. First edition. Sm. 4to. Illustrated wrps. (unpaginated), with 32pp. glossy colour insert. SIGNED and inscribed by Gilbert Shelton to Felix Dennis on the colophon page - "For Felix - Gilbert Shelton London 2001" - with additional original drawings by Shelton of his best-known characters, Fat Freddy, Freewheelin' Franklin and Phineas. Fine. Felix Dennis's bookplate inside upper wrapper. More about The Complete Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers - Volume 1
London: Knockabout Comics, 2008. First edition. Sm. 4to. Illustrated self-wrps., 624pp., including more than 200pp. in glossy colour. Felix Dennis's copy, with his bookplate inside upper wrapper, and a pencilled inscription by him: "October 2008 Gift from Tony Bennett" (Knockabout Comics). Fine. More about The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Omnibus
Tabloid newspapers, 64pp. + 56pp. Ed. Art Kunkin. Also: biker art by Jack 'Jaxon' Jackson (also reprinted from Skull #2); a Clay Geerdes photograph of Suzy Creamcheese (who "recently danced with the Cockettes"); an article + photo on Ed Badajos' opening at the Molly Barnes Gallery (see item #12); "Don't Fuck With Me Because I'm Gay" by Lee Heflin; concert ads. for Quicksilver, Phil Ochs, Tim Rose, Judy Henske, Mountain, James Taylor & Carole King, Grand Funk ("introducing Black Sabbath"), and Fleetwood Mac; records ads. for Black Sabbath (with photo), Pearls Before Swine, The Tower of Power, more... More about Front cover art (reprinted from Skull #2) accompanying headline story, "Politics, Violence...
Tabloid newspapers, in two sections (64pp.). Ed. Art Kunkin. Also: "New Enlightened Gay Consciousness" by Lee Heflin + report and photos from the Christopher Street West Parade; women's rights in Mexico; Ian Anderson and Quincy Jones interviewed; Art & Technology exhibit (Warhol, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Öyvind Fahlstrom); Carlos Castaneda; Wilhelm Reich; concert ads., incl. Alice Cooper; more. Old central horizontal folds, o/w Very Good (small chip to front cover of #363). More about Two full-page Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers strips in LOS ANGELES FREE PRESS #362 and #363 (LA:...
Tabloid newspaper. Also: "Heatwave" full-page strip by Joe Schenkman (from EVO); the opium trail; 2pp. message from Frank Zappa to "all Warner/Reprise Avant-Garde Executives"; Ed Barker cartoons; photos from the concert for Bangla Desh; "Allen Ginsberg on the New Dylan"; ad. for the Suburban Press; more. Very Good. More about 1pp. Fabulour Furry Freak Brothers strip in IT #115 (London: 21st October, 1971
Tabloid newspaper, folded. Also: cover story by Christopher Miles on DC Thomson's feudal comic publishing empire and its anti-trade unionism; Angelo Quattrochi on Jerry Rubin; Chris Rowley on the death of Tolkien; Jonathon Green on male virility hangups; "The Writings and Drawings of Bob Dylan" reviewed by Mick Farren (3pp.); Don Atyeo on the Stones at Wembley; more. Slight age-toning, o/w a Near Fine copy of the first volume's penultimate issue. More about 1pp. Fabulour Furry Freak Brothers strip + two shorter ones in IT #163 (London: 21st September, 1973
Ed. Lee Harris & Don Irving. Shelton talks about his art and the origins of the Freak Brothers, accompanied by an original collage by front cover artist, Bryan Talbot. Also: Release; Harry Shapiro; part 2 of a history of the Beat Generation (illus. by Cliff Harper); Peter Stafford and Bruce Eisner (5pp.), archivists at the Psychedelic Education Centre in Santa Cruz; book reviews; ads., more. Very Good plus. More about "Thoroughly Ripped With Gilbert Shelton" (3pp.), in HOME GROWN #9 (London: Alchemy...
Original poster designed by Dave Sheridan featuring his top-hatted Dealer McDope character. Np. (Berkeley, CA): The Rip Off Press, 1972. Printed offset in colour. 59x44cm. Margins age-toned; old tack holes; 2cm. tear to lower edge; evidence of previous folds. Good only. More about Don't Cop Out
First (and only) printing. Includes work by Angus McKie, Ian Penman (script collaboration), Dick Pountain (script collaboration), Wyndham Raine, Ed Barker, Chris Welch, and others. The tenth title in the Cozmic Comics series. Very Good plus. More about SIN CITY (London: H. Bunch Associates Ltd., 1973
The only printing of the first issue (of 15) of Kitchen Sink's series of anthologies, featuring work by Denis Kitchen, Ed Goodman, Tim Boxell, Evert Geradts, Wendel Pugh, Dave Herring, and Don Glassford. Lower edge of back cover slightly darkened, o/w Very Good plus. More about SNARF #1 (Milwaukee, Wisc.: Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1972
Also: "Heatwave", a full-page Joe Schenkman strip; Eldridge Cleavers's "Open Letter… About The Revolutionary Bust of Tim and Rosemary Leary… In Answer To The Punkassed Sniveling From Motherfuckers Who Know Me Better Than That"; Tuli Kupferberg poem; ad. for free copies of "Steal This Book" for EVO subscribers; review of The Performance Group's play, "Commune" (on Manson); more. Very Good plus (unfolded). More about "Without Trumpets", a two-colour centrespread strip in THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. 6,...
Np. (Amsterdam?): nd (c. 1971). SIGNED and dated (July 1971) on the first page by Felix Dennis, with his bookplate inside the upper wrapper. A Dutch bookleg printing a Stones discography and the lyrics (in English) to approximately 150 of their songs. The uncredited front cover cartoon of the band members, along with Mickey Mouse and their stage set-up, is probably by Robert Olaf Stoop*, co-founder of the Amsterdam-based Real Free Press and creator of one of Europe's first underground comix, Roza's Lotgevallen (1966). Includes a full-page b/w photo of Brian Jones (from December 1968, taken during the... More about The Stones
52pp. Includes work by Chris Welch and Geoff Rowley, Hunt Emerson, and Bryan Talbot, mixed with articles by John Dowie, Nick Toczek, etc. Very Good plus. More about STREET COMIX No. 3 aka Streetquomix (Birmingham: The Arts Lab Press, 1977
Single staple, 6pp. (including cover). The second and final publication by Dave Webster's Street Comix (preceded by Hell on Earth Comix, item #83). Back cover features an ad. for The Phantom Captain theatre workshop (Neil Hornick, Jean Michaelson, David Webster and Bernard Kelly). Old central vertical crease, Very Good plus. More about STUDENT APATHY COMIX (London: Street Comix, nd. [1970
An English bootleg of the Stellar Productions edition of 1971. Vaughn Bodé began serialising his fantastical story, "Sunspot", in Galaxy magazine in 1970, and after his death in 1975 it was serialised in the first four issues of Heavy Metal. Spotting and age-toning along lower and right edges of cover, o/w Very Good. More about SUNSPOT
Second printing, with extra pages, following the original insert issued inside Surfer magazine Volume 12, no.6 in 1972. Features work by Rick Griffin (including front cover showing his character Murphy inside the wave of a tube, and colour centrefold); S. Clay Wilson; Robert Williams; Glenn Chase; Jim Evans; Robert Crumb (Salty Dog Sam in "Goes Surfin!"); and Bill Ogden. Slight rubbing to spine; tiny top right corner crease to front cover; o/w Very Good plus. More about TALES FROM THE TUBE (Berkeley, CA: The Print Mint, 1973
Second printing, with extra pages, following the original insert issued inside Surfer magazine Volume 12, no.6 in 1972. .75c price sticker to front cover. Near Fine. More about TALES FROM THE TUBE (Berkeley, CA: The Print Mint, 1973
First (and only) printing of the third and final issue. Written and drawn by Bill Griffith, featuring the titular Mr. Toad, Zippy the Pinhead, and introducing new characters Claude Funston, Hoppy (Cassidy), and Griffy (later to become Zippy's sidekick). Very Good plus, at least. More about TALES OF TOAD #3 (SF: Cartoonists Co-op Press, 1973
First (and only) printing. Opens with an 8pp. story by Patrick Burk depicting radical college activist Freon P. Sandoz who unwittingly ingests psychedelic drugs at a party. A later story in the anthology, "Tripsters" by Sherry Ives, tells of a woman in a lower-class neighbourhood who has a fantasy about living amongst Mother Nature with an ideal man. Back cover by Skip Williamson. Slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good plus. More about TASTY COMIX (Washington, DC: Washington Free Press, 1969
(Berkeley, CA): Adler Photo-Graphics, nd. (1971). Sm. folio-size card portfolio with printed label numbered and SIGNED by the artist. Contains 24 b/w prints reproducing Thompson's intricate, mystical pen and ink drawings, each measuring 31x21.6cm. (this portfolio is missing 4 from the original 28, and the original envelope). Portfolio worn, with Felix Dennis's bookplate affixed inside; one print slightly worn along lower edge, o/w all prints Near Fine. More about Book of Thoht
Tabloid newspaper, 24pp. Also: artwork by Spain accompanying centrefold article on the Central Park Yip-Out Easter Sunday event; two Robert Crumb strips, alongside a review by Joel Deutsch of "R. Crumb's Zap Comix"; editor Allan Katzman on the Black Panther Party; Dick Preston on Bobby Kennedy; an interview with Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Doug Blazek on the "subversiveness of the printed page" (Ole/Open Skull, The Great Society and other magazines); snippets on Sun Ra, John Fahey, Terry Riley, Albert Ayler, Sly Stone, others; ads. for the Silver Apples, and The Mothers' "We're Only In It For The Money", including announcement... More about Front cover art, THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER Vol. III, #20 (NY: 19th April, 1968
Cambridge, Mass.: Radical America Vol. 7, No. 3 (May-June 1973). 4to. Stapled wrps., unpaginated (66pp.). An alternative narrative of US history in comic strip form, debunking received wisdom and highlighting the perspectives and contributions of black people, working people, women and other marginalised groups. Spine slightly rubbed, o/w Near Fine. Scarcer than the New England Free Press edition of 1974. More about Underhanded History of the USA
First (and only) printing. Cartoons and comic strips by Gary Hallgren, Dan O'Neill, Shary Flenniken, Bobby London and Ted Richards, containing strips reprinted from Air Pirates #2 and The Realist. Very Good plus. More about THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE (Berkeley, CA: Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1971
First printing (of two). Ed. Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli. Front cover art by Joyce 'Sutton' (Farmer). Near Fine. The first issue of this all-female underground comic, its title a subversion of the the phrase 'tits and ass' commonly used in men's magazines. It was started as a partnership by Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli, both of whom had backgrounds in women's health, with the intention to counter the sexism in the male-dominated underground comix scene and promote self-empowerment and a sex positive attitude. The characters they created told the truth about women's sex lives from a woman's... More about TITS & CLITS COMIX #1 (Laguna Beach, CA: Nanny Goat Productions, [July] 1972
4to. 24pp. (incl. cover). The only issue of the first British head comic, drawn and screenprinted by Tony Bennett and Neil Dean in an edition of 2000 copies. Accompanied by a typed letter signed from Tony Bennett, dated 6th May 1970, requesting a review (presumably from Oz magazine, as both the comic and letter were acquired from the Felix Dennis Estate) and providing brief background information (Bennett later became the UK's leading underground comic distributor and co-founded Knockabout Comics in 1980). The cover price states 3/-, but Tony Bennett told this cataloguer that most copies were... More about TRIP STRIP NO. 1 (Np. [Brighton, Sussex], nd. [c. May 1970
Written, drawn and published by Antonio Ghura, who has SIGNED and inscribed this copy inside the front cover: "H. Bunch Ass. - All the best, Antonio". A pastiche of American teen romance magazines, featuring explicit straight and gay sex, along with spoof advertisements, including the back cover mock-up of a cigarette ad. substituting tobacco for cannabis. Slight crimping to spine; short lower right front cover crease; o/w Very Good plus. Provenance: The Felix Dennis Estate. More about TRULY AMAZING LOVE STORIES (Np.: Beyond The Edge Publishing Co., 1977
First (and only) printing. A collection of female pin-ups drawn by Jay Lynch, Robert Crumb, Rory Hayes, Justin Green, Spain Rodriguez, Mike McMillan, Trina Robbins, Bill Griffith, Darby Holmes, Mad Peck Studios, Art Spiegelman, and Dan Clyne. Very Good. More about TURNED ON CUTIES (SF: Golden Gate Publishing Co., 1972
Redfern, NSW: The Lakeside Press, nd. (1970s). 4to. Tape-backed spine. Introduction by Grevel Lindop. A collection including work by Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Richard Corben, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Denis Kitchen, John Thompson, and others. Very Good plus. More about UNDERGROUND COMICS
First printing (.50c cover price). Includes Robert Crumb characters Bo Bo Bolinski, Mr. Natural, and Honeybunch Kaminski, among others. Very Good plus. More about UNEEDA COMIX (Berkeley, CA: The Print Mint, 1970
First printing (blue sky on back cover). Stories and art by Richard Corben, Jack 'Jaxon' Jackson, Greg Irons, and Kim Deitch. Includes 16pp. in colour. Very Good plus. More about UP FROM THE DEEP (SF: Rip Off Press, 1971
Tabloid newspaper format, 32pp., printed in different colour inks. Also includes a 4pp. 'Comix' centre section featuring work by Greg Irons, Robert Crumb, and Gilbert Shelton, some of it reprinted from Zap Comix + double-page 'Woodstock' game drawn by Dan Clyne with words by Abe Peck + occasional contributions by Greg Irons, Robert Crumb, Skip Williamson and Rick Griffin. Also: Jeff Shero (Rat) on the hip scene in Atlanta and the Atlanta Pop Festival; Gay Liberation; a Free City Directory; 'Suzy Creamcheese' on birth control; free travel ("The best things in life are free if you... More about Full-page front cover art, CHICAGO SEED Vol. 5, #7 (July 1970
NY: Hansen Fine Arts, 1982. 4to. Black printed wrps., 16pp. SIGNED by the artist in silver ink on the front cover. Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Museum of the Surreal and Fantastique in New York City. Prints "An Appreciation" by William Burroughs (together with an extract from "The Place of Dead Roads" with a three-panel illustration by Wilson); the artist's brief autobiography, and a photo-portrait of him by Bill Stone; an introduction by Brad Balfour; 8 pages of original artwork by Wilson, featuring the Checkered Demon, Captain Rosey Namrooth, Captain Pissgums Pirate, and "The Ugly... More about Selected Works
Ed. Gerard van der Leun. Tabloid newspaper format, folded, as issued. 32pp. Illustrated. Also: The Cockettes (4pp., photo-illustrated); "A Conversation with Allen Ginsberg" by the editor (5pp.) + "Police State Blues" (1pp.); fetish in San Francisco; Georges Bataille; Tarot; qtr.-page ad. for Snatch; more. Slightly age-toned and worn. Very Good. More about "Suds Smut" (1pp.) in THE ORGAN #1 (Berkeley, CA: July 1970
Ed. Gerard van der Leun. Tabloid newspaper format, folded, as issued. 34pp. Illustrated. Also: chopper culture + "Bike Art" by Robert Williams; 3pp. interview with Jerry Garcia; William T. Wiley (3pp.); HP Lovecraft (3pp.); 3pp. interview with Melvin Van Peebles; reviews; more. A Near Fine copy of the penultimate issue. More about "Crushing Comix" (1pp.) in THE ORGAN #8 (Berkeley, CA: June 1971
Paris: Futuropolis, 1984. First edition. 16mo. Hardcover, with boards stamped in red and white. 33pp. B/w cartoon illustrations throughout. Brief introductory blurbs by William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski, and a short preface by Bernard Willem Holtrop, who collaborated with Wilson to create this "pop rendition of Hieronymous Bosch" (Burroughs). Fine. More about Bastard
First printing (of seven). Written and drawn entirely by Robert Crumb, including "The Many Faces of R. Crumb" in which he draws several different versions of himself. Upper edge of front cover slightly darkened, o/w Very Good plus. More about XYZ COMICS (Np.: Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1972
Tabloids, folded once, as issued. Ed. Don Schenker. A reprint of the first twelve newspaper issues (the last two being double issues), originally produced between May 1968 and May 1969. Features work by Robert Crumb (covers for issues #1–7, #9/10), Victor Moscoso, Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams (cover issue #8), Rick Griffin, Skip Williamson (cover issue #11/12), John Thompson, Joel Beck, Kim Deitch, Jay Lynch, Bob Schnepf, Kay Rudin, Vaughn Bodé, Justin Green, Trina Robbins, and many others. Near Fine (lacking manila envelope). Published in an edition of 5000 copies. More about YELLOW DOG #1-12: Special 5th Anniversary Limited Edition (Berkeley, CA: The Print Mint, 1973
First printing (Thrilling Murder Comics ad. inside front cover). Written and drawn by Robert Crumb, including characters Pete the Plumber, Mr. Natural, Horny Harriet Hotpants, and Stinko the Clown. Very Good plus. More about YOUR HYTONE COMIX (SF: Apex Novelties, 1971
Second printing (.50c cover price, alignment of "Head First" story corrected). Published less than four months after Zap Comix #1, and including, at Crumb's invitation, work by S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. Cover slightly rubbed, o/w Very Good plus. More about ZAP COMIX #2 (SF: Apex Novelties, 1968
Fourth printing (.35c cover price and front cover character's spine partially retouched). First published some time after Zap Comix #2 (August 1968). Light creasing to top left corner of cover, o/w Very Good plus. More about ZAP COMIX #0 (SF: Apex Novelties, 1968
Tabloid size newspaper (#19-21 broadsheet). Editors David Wilson, Wayne Hansen, Lewis Crampton and Brian Keating. Artwork by Eben Given and Ed Beardsley. A good run of this Boston-based underground newspaper, lacking eight issues from the full run (not including the 25th, considered so rare that it is commonly referred to as the 'lost' issue). It was followed by the New York Avatar (7 issues), the Boston Avatar (6 issues), and the American Avatar (4 issues), which published its final issue in summer 1969. The Avatar emerged from the Fort Hill Community in Boston, an alternative lifestyle commune founded... More about THE AVATAR #1 + #3-14 + #19-21 (Boston, Mass.: 9th June, 1967-15th March, 1968). 16 issues, from...
NY: Irvington Publishers Inc., 1983. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering (no dw., as issued). 176pp. Five illustrations, including a Crumb cartoon. Near Fine. An in-depth, firsthand account of the Berkeley Barb, a counterculture institution at the apex of the divisions between the hippies and political militants, written by a participant who became its managing editor at the height of its internal struggles and the founding of its breakaway rival, The Berkeley Tribe. Includes descriptive biographical details of everyone involved, from the paper's founder, Max Scherr, down through 'regulars' such as The Reverend Jefferson Fuck Poland and... More about The Berkeley Barb: Social Control of an Underground Newsroom
NY: Universe Publishing, 2006. First US edition. Tall 4to. Self-wrps., 256pp. Foreword by Barry Miles. Illustrated in colour and b/w throughout, reproducing pages from The East Village Other, The Berkeley Barb, Oz, International Times, Ink, Los Angeles Free Press, Other Scenes, The Seed, Fifth Estate, Avatar, Actuel, Rat, and others. Includes a chronology of the underground years, 1965-75. Near Fine. More about Free Press: Underground & Alternative Publications, 1965-1975
Major 18pp. photo-illustrated feature, including sections on all the main American underground papers and a list of every publication referred to. Also: Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival; "LSD: Psychedelics And Beyond". Very Good plus. More about "The Underground Press: A Special Report" in ROLLING STONE #43 (SF: 4th October, 1969
Paperback originals, each 192pp. Ed. Mel Howard. Designed by Aldo Rostagno. Illustrated with photographs and graphics throughout. Countdown was one of three paperback magazines to appear in the late '60s (along with US [item #248] and Defiance), each edited and designed in the manner of an underground newspaper but with the intention of reaching a mass audience. Countdown planned to publish five times yearly, but, as with the other paperback magazines, only three issues appeared. Contributors include John Wilcock and Thomas King Forcade (on the underground press); Jerry Rubin; Eldridge Cleaver (from The Black Panther); Gary Snyder ("Smokey... More about COUNTDOWN #1-3 (NY: Signet, February 1970 - [June?] 1970) - all published
Tabloid newspaper format (first issue broadsheet folded into tabloid size). Pagination varies. Initially monthly, fortnightly from issue #5. Pub./ed. Walter Bowart; editors Allen (spelled Allan) Katzman, Sherry Needham, Dan Rattiner, and (from #4) John Wilcock. Contributors include Ishmael Reed, Bill Beckman, Lil Picard, Peter Leggieri, along with the editors and many others. The East Village Other was founded in 1965 by Walter Bowart, together with Needham, Katzman, Rattiner, and Reed, the latter naming the paper (or possibly Ted Berrigan, accounts vary). The 'Other' derived from Carl Jung's reference to Milton's Satan as the 'Other', or possibly, accounts vary... More about THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER. A collection of 14 early issues, including the premiere issue: Volume 1,...
Printed in black on thin ochre colour card stock. 21.5x28cm. Illustrated with The East Village Other logo, a large fly, and references to typical subject content, including Bill Beckman's 'Captain High!' cartoons. Very Good plus, with old corner pinholes from its early days when it was pinned up on the wall of Indica Books in London. More about THE EAST VILLAGE OTHER. An original advertising card intended for display in newsagents and...
Tabloid newspaper format. Published irregularly (intended to be fortnightly). Edited by a collective (including Nigel Spratling and Rod Fisher), with the aim "to show alternatives and how our new society is being built to take over from the present one". Contents include interviews with Caravan (mainly Steve Miller); Sid Rawle (from the Digger Action Movement, Tribe of the Sun, Dornish Island); King Crimson (mainly Ian Wallace); Rick Wakeman and Tony Hooper; John Martyn; Jade Warrior; Andy Roberts; Luther Grosvenor; The MC5 (in the UK for their second tour); Roy Harper; Paul Rudolph (Pink Fairies); Help Yourself; Hawkwind (Nik... More about FAPTO #1/3/6-9 (Margate, Kent: Winter 1971-late 1972). Six issues of nine published
London: Routledge, 1988. First edition, softcover issue. 232pp. Felix Dennis's copy, with his bookplate and pencilled date inside upper wrapper. A comprehensive, balanced history of London's underground press by former contributor to L'Idiot International, Oz, Street Life and Let it Rock, and later assistant editor of Time Out and co-editor of City Limits. Near Fine. More about Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966-74
No place (London): self-published, nd (1970?). 8vo. Wrps., 32pp., reproduced from typescript. Felix Dennis's copy, signed and dated by him on the title page (December 1970), and with his bookplate affixed inside upper wrapper. Very Good plus. A statement by the Free Communications Group, originally circulated among Fleet Street journalists during the early 1970s as an anonymous underground publication, citing the threat of press monopolies and proposing that British journalists take control of policy, content and management. The group published an irregular journal, Open Secret, whose editorial collective included Neal Ascherson and Alexander Cockburn, among others. More about Free the Press: The Case for Democratic Control
Tabloid newspaper format, except Friends #2 (magazine format). Pagination varies. A complete set of Friends, which began as the British edition of Rolling Stone and evolved into an alternative newspaper under the editorship of Alan Marcuson. Frendz was formed when Friends went into liquidation, and under Jerome Burne and John May it became known for its in-depth coverage of all aspects of the counterculture. Alongside rivals IT and Oz, the paper formed one third of the major British underground press triumverate (though its sales were considerably smaller), differentiating itself in part by providing an important source of news... More about FRIENDS #1-28 (London: 12th December 1969-3rd May, 1971)/FRENDZ #1 (ie. #29 of Friends) - #35...
reproducing Phil Franks' photograph of a naked, joint-smoking Uschi Obermaier with her partner, Rainer Langhans, by her side, his right hand giving the peace sign from between her legs. The closing words from "Knots" by RD Laing are overlaid below. Printed in red on thin white card. Verso blank. 23.2x15.9cm. Fine. Obermaier was a member of Amon Düül during 1968/69 and lived in their commune in Munich. She met Rainer Langhans in late 1968 (around the time of his prosecution with Fritz Teufel for distributing incendiary literature) and moved from Munich to live with him in Kommune 1... More about Friends Christmas Space. A Friends publicity flyer
Printed in b/w, reproducing a photograph of four hippie guerrillas in a desert landscape. 25.5x20.5cm. Slight creasing to lower left corner, o/w Very Good plus. The Friends (later Frendz) market opened in 1970 and operated as a kind of head shop, selling books, posters, records, clothes, badges, incense and hippy trinkets. The White Panthers had a stall in the basement for a while, and the space became the focal point for the Notting Hill freak scene, frequented by members of Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies. More about The Search is Over! Shop at Friends Market. A Friends flyer announcing the opening of Friends...
Sheet printed in black on yellow stock, with the Friends black frog logo. 29.8x21cm. Near Fine. Ad. rates card printed in black on thin white card stock. 9.6x15.5cm. Fine. More about A printed publicity sheet reprinting Wilfred De'Ath's review of Friends from The Listener, 10th...
i) Complete set of Gandalf's Garden, numbers #1-6, together with the rare first issue variant of #1 (with amorphic lettering on the front cover left empty and no lettering visible on the image of the egg). 4to. Each issue 30pp.-34pp. Founded by Muz Murray (who later ran a shop of the same name at the World's End in Chelsea) and featuring the artwork of John Hurford and others, Gandalf's Garden was the first of the underground mystical magazines and pioneered the coverage of esoteric religions. Murray named his magazine after the White Wizard from "Lord of the Rings", and described..... More about GANDALF'S GARDEN #1-6 (London: May 1968-November 1969) - all published + rare variant of first...
Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing Co., 1992. First edition. 206pp. + 8pp. photo-insert. Introduction by Richard Neville. An even-handed account of the period, with considerable space devoted to the London underground press, in particular the trials and tribulations of Oz and IT, both of which Hutchinson edited, the former as caretaker during the 'Schoolkids' trial, the latter before joining Time Out. Near Fine in dw. More about High Sixties: The Summers of Riot & Love
Dennis was a director and the publisher of Ink (he also helped paste up and design the reviews pages), and acquired the entire stock of back issues after the newspaper went into liquidation. He created 33 sets, "bound in durable stiff leather covers and double stitched for maximum protection", and announced them for sale in an ad. in Oz #43 (July 1972), headlined: "Attention Libraries, Museums, Rich Liberals & Collectors!". The advertised price was £100.00. Tabloid newspaper format. Pagination varies (20pp.-24pp.). Illustrated with photographs, collages, drawings and cartoons. Weekly, later fortnightly. The numbering went awry from #20 on... More about INK #1-29 (London: May 1971-February 1972). The rare leather bound edition of the complete run....
Photograph measures 14.7x22.7cm., with photographer's stamp to verso. Near Fine. Stationery sheet printed in black on white stock. 29.7x21cm. Fine. The Ink office was located at 73 Princedale Road in Notting Hill, previously occupied by Ken Loach and Tony Garnett at the time they made 'Kes', just along the road from Release. More about An original b/w photograph by Harold Chapman of Richard Neville in the offices of Ink, c. 1971 +...
Newspaper, broadside and posters formats. Co-founded by John Hopkins (Hoppy), Barry Miles, Jim Haynes, Jack Henry Moore and Michael Henshaw; edited by Tom McGrath. The first dozen issues of Britain's first underground newspaper, including the two half issues, spanning the period from its launch in October 1966 up to and including the 14-Hour Technicolor Dream in April 1967, the fund-raising event organised in the wake of the paper's bust by Scotland Yard's Porn and Drug Squads. #1 (14th October, 1966): Yoko Ono at Indica Gallery; Adrian Mitchell ("Make and Break"); Piero Heliczer ("Time Exposure"); "Provo Suggestions" by Simon... More about INTERNATIONAL TIMES #1-12 + #5.5 + #10.5 (London: Lovebooks Ltd., 14th October, 1966-28th April,...
Single sheet, mimeographed in black on white stock, recto only. 25.4x20.4cm. This legendary event at the Roundhouse on 15th October, 1966, now well documented in most accounts of the period, was Pink Floyd's first major gig, Soft Machine's first as a quartet, and saw the launch of IT on to the London scene, paving the way for future multi-media happenings, in particular the 14-Hr. Technicolor Dream. The flyer advertises the event as a 'Pop/Op/Costume/Masque/Fantasy/Loon/Blowout/Drag Ball' and invites the audience to 'Bring Your Own Poison & Flowers & Gas-Filled Balloons & Submarine & Roket Ship & Candy..... More about Original flyer announcing 'All Night Rave To Launch New Underground Newspaper International...
Printed by Binn Tivy on glossy white card (a more commonly seen variant was printed on dusky lilac-coloured sugar paper). 23x10.6cm. Illustrated with a photograph of a 1920s 'it' girl. Stamped number to verso ('486'). Tiny ding to lower left corner, o/w Near Fine. More about An original numbered ticket announcing Pink Floyd and Soft Machine at 'International Times First...
London: International Times, nd. (1967?). Offset in black on white stock. 56x38.8cm. Some foxing to verso, especially along lower edge, faintly visible from recto; short, closed tear (1cm.) to left edge; paper gently rippled, o/w Very Good plus. The idea for the 'it' girl logo was inspired by Clara Bow, the original Hollywood 'it' girl, but instead it was Theda Bara's vampish, femme fatale look that appeared on the paper's masthead (Jim Haynes has suggested that it was an error made by the logo's designer, who worked at the Traverse Theatre). More about An original promotional poster, illustrated with the paper's Theda Bara logo in repeat and the...
London: International Times, c. 1967. Offset in black on white stock. 21x29.8cm. Illustrated with the IT logo, featuring Theda Bara, with lettering by Michael English. Slightly creased. Very Good. More about An original flyer announcing 'You Can Get It Here'
a "MANIFESTATION OF joy HORSEBACK girls MUSIC trip BRING people, animals flowers lovers ITS free ITS fun ITS sponsored by INTERNATIONAL TIMES". Single sheet, offset in b/w. 26.2x20.3cm. Illustrated with a wood engraving of a nymph transformed into a tree, an illustration that had earlier appeared in IT #8 (p.14). Short, closed tear to top edge and some handling creases, o/w Very Good plus. Provenance: Steve Abrams. The 'happening' was organised by Hoppy at the height of the controversy in the national press about the prevalence of cannabis use at Oxford University. The controversy arose after The People had..... More about Be In Wellington Square 4pm Wed 1 Mar. Original flyer announcing an event in Oxford on 1st March,...
stating "You can not get it just at the moment". Single sheet, duplicated in b/w. 29x21cm. Issued after the raid on the paper's offices in the basement at Indica on 9th March 1967, during which the police seized all the back issues they could find, took the entire filing system, and tore down posters advertising IT's Uncommon Market. Features a collage of reports of the bust from the Daily Mirror and The Times, and the IT logo. Light handling wear, o/w Near Fine. More about Original flyer headlined 'What Does it All Mean?'
Single sheet, mimeographed. 25x20cm. Faint stain near right edge; trivial handling wear, o/w Fine. The flyer was issued in March 1967, immediately after the police raid on Indica, and gives details of a "Funeral Procession" beginning at the UFO Club and journeying through London via the Circle Line, down Portobello Road to the Golborne Road Bridge, where the rebirth of IT was to be staged. A report of the event in issue #10 of the paper tells of how Harry Fainlight, who volunteered to die in the role of International Times, was placed in a coffin at... More about Original flyer announcing 'The Death & Transfiguration of IT'
Printed in pink on pale blue stock. 26.6sq.cm. The design was laid out using Letraset and features a pair of concentric circles, the larger of which promises "Pop Sounds Exploding…Parade…Body Smell…Plastic Parade". A similar ad. for the event, the second of two fundraising Uncommon Markets, appeared in IT #10. Old central vertical crease and light handling wear, o/w Very Good. More about An original large-size flyer designed by Mike McInnerney announcing 'International Times...
Colour silkscreen print. 75.8x50.7cm. Some surface creasing and light handling wear; printer's pencilled notes to verso; o/w Near Fine. McInnerney has decribed how the rainbow ink effect was "produced by laying out two separate inks which were blended by a single pull of the squeegee. As the printing progressed the inks were changed so that no two posters were the same." Lists all the main participants for this landmark event (a British equivalent to the West Coast multi-media Acid Tests and Human Be-In gatherings), including Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, The Move, and many others. More about Original poster designed by Mike McInnerney announcing the '14-Hour Technicolor Dream Free Speech...
Split fountain colour, graduating from red via green to blue. 8.9x37.5cm. The dreamlike image depicts the profile of a girl's head propelled along like a supernova, leaving in its wake stardust trails, which become waves of names making up the stellar list of participants. Very Near Fine. More about An original flyer designed by Michael English announcing the 'International Times 14-Hour...
Illustrated with a small, uncredited drawing of flowers by Sue Miles. Printed offset in dark aquamarine on orange paper (55.5x35.5cm.). Hoppy was sentenced to nine months in prison for cannabis possession on 1st June, 1967. Old central horizontal and vertical folds, o/w Near Fine. One of the scarcer half and quarter issues of IT. More about INTERNATIONAL TIMES #14.25. 'Free Hoppy' broadside (London: early June 1967
Double-sided poster designed by Michael English, featuring a psychedelic design of a hippie girl with butterfly wings and flowers. Printed offset in yellow and black on white stock. 57x39.4cm. Verso prints news on Hoppy's bust, a text by Michael X, an ad. for an Allen Ginsberg reading at the Roundhouse, and the announcement of a Be-In at Hyde Park on 16th July (the Legalise Pot Rally). White paper slightly age-toned; small brown marks to centre top edge; faint old tape residue marks to left of image; three short, closed edge tears (1cm.); superficial creasing, esp. to top right corner edges..... More about INTERNATIONAL TIMES #14.5. Special 'Supplement - Summer Sadness For John Hopkins' (London: 9th...
London: Knullar, (c. July) 1969. First edition, first issue, in card wrappers with Melinex silver foil dw. 176pp. Printed in different coloured inks, with rainbow printing to last few pages. Illustrated with photographs and psychedelic graphics (incl. Graham Keen, David Larcher, Michael English, Mal Dean, Mike McInnerney, and Alan Aldridge). Felix Dennis's copy, SIGNED and dated by him on the front free endpaper ("Felix Dennis October '69"), and with his bookplate affixed inside the upper wrapper. The anthology prints a selection of articles from the first two-and-a-half years of IT, much of it drawn from the... More about Some of IT
Signed by the artist. Black ink on individual pieces of white paper, cut out and affixed to a background sheet of Letraset patterned dots, mounted on black card board. 53.4x39.7cm. Very Good condition, protected by a sheet of thick tracing paper, still attached to the verso. The image depicts a priapic Mickey Mouse as an astronaut standing proudly on the moon's surface, an American flag attached to his huge, ejaculating penis. To his left, another rodent, reminiscent of Rick Griffin's Zap Comix character, is eating cheese, while to his right a second astronaut carries a bucket and spade... More about Original artwork for the front cover of IT, unpublished, c. late July 1969